The 2016 GQ Men of the Year Awards were held on Tuesday night in London and some of Hollywood’s most dapper men and women were in attendance.
Some of the big winners of the night included Star Wars’ John Boyega, nabbing the trophy for Vertu Breakthrough Actor, Calvin Harris, who picked up the award for Solo Artist of the Year Award and model Bella Hadid, who garnered a win for Model of the Year.
But the biggest moment of the night was the honoring of legendary producer and songwriter Nile Rodgers, who took home the award for Icon of the Year. “I know you’re not supposed to cry at stuff like this,” an emotional Rodgers said.
After explaining that the late “David Bowie changed my life,” the producer went on to detail his first time in London. “When I first came to London, I got robbed. They stole my passport so I had to stay in London over the weekend until the Embassy opened so I could get a new passport.”
He continued, “My girlfriend at the time took me out to see a band called Roxy Music … I’ve never seen rock ‘n’ roll people dressed up in couture clothing … I founded my band Chic.”
He added, “Back in the day when we would hit the stage, everybody would say they were GQ’d out … Now, to get a GQ icon award is amazing to me.”
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